Waterbury Police have charged William Lampron (8/31/69), a former city employee, with Assault 2nd and Reckless Endangerment 2nd for placing Speedy Dry in his supervisor’s oatmeal. Speedy Dry is a granular substance used to soak up liquid spills such as water, oil, and antifreeze. The supervisor began experiencing severe stomach problems after eating oatmeal that he kept in a canister in his desk. The supervisor checked the oatmeal and found what he believed to be Speedy Dry mixed in with the oats and he suspected Lampron because he had been experiencing problems with Lampron over his standard of work. When interviewed by detectives, Lampron admitted to placing Speedy Dry in the supervisor’s oatmeal because he was angry with him. The oatmeal containing the Speedy Dry has been seized as evidence to be forensically analyzed. The amount of Speedy Dry ingested was not life threatening, but it can cause extreme intestinal distress when ingested and it does contain a known carcinogen. Lampron turned himself in yesterday and was released on $5000 bond. He will appear in court on December 13th. Lampron was an employee of the City’s Parks Department. He had been on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, but he resigned shortly before his arrest.